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It wasn't a mean comment; he/she was letting you know that we've had several forums on this issue, so if you use the "search" function, you're more likely to find the most information regarding your question. Please don't go looking for offense when none was likely intended.
Well, if you want to be a RN, I say go straight for that. It won't get any easier later. Or if you *really* feel the need to go for something easier to get into first, I advise LPN over MA. LPNs make more than MAs. And your LPN license can be applied toward getting your RN. Having been a MA won't really count toward anything when it comes to furthering your nursing career.
My reply to you was not meant to be rude.
I suggested it as an alternative for obtaining information faster.
It has been a topic talked about quite a bit.
I will step aside and let the answers flow for you.
Good luck on your socialization skills.
According to the counselors you submit an application before you start doing your prerequisites, then assuming you complete the all with a 3.8 GPA or higher they will consider you. Then if they think your worthy they will call you to set up an interview, if you pass that one they will set up another interview. There's two tests in there as well, and even if you are the perfect student and do everything they want they don't have to accept you. So then your stuck with a bunch of prerequisites at you can barely use, maybe to get an associates degree in biology. They even buy out all the seats in the A and P class to make it harder for you to get into the class. I don't want to go through all the stress and bs just to get to the end of the road and have them tell me it's a no go. I want something when I am done with school, I want some guarantee. Otherwise it seems like a waste of time when I could do something else and know that when I'm done I get a degree.
Perhaps. Or perhaps you shouldn't bother commenting if you just want to be mean and sarcastic. Perhaps I'm new to this app/site and thought maybe just maybe if I put it up in general discussion someone would help me out. Guess not. Thanks though
Hey, I am conflicted on how to go about my future career. I would love to be a RN but from talking to the counselors they say its almost impossible to get accepted into their 2 year nursing program. So I was thinking of doing CMA instead. Any suggestions? How much does a CMA make a year compared to an ADN? Thanks for the help.
I am wanting to enroll in the ADN program at CTC but seeing as this is my first time going to college I have to idea what to expect. I looked at the classes needed each semester and unless I am reading it wrong, I don't need any prerequisites? Or do I and then I have to add the two years onto however long it takes me to accomplish my prereq's? Is there a waiting list? How much does it cost in general? What do I need to have in order to enroll in the ADN program? Is there anyone out that that went through this program and can git me some tips? Or a step by step? Any help would be great! Thank you.
Well in April I passed the Kentucky certification so I am a CNA!! Anyways I want to continue my education and become an RN. My question is which and how many prerequisites do I need in order to do to associates degree for nursing? I know the ADN obviously will take me two years but I am curious how long it will take me to get to that point. Also, aside from FAFSA and Pell Grants, are there any good grants out there for people wanting to become an RN? I am moving to Texas in October (per the Army) so I have to wait till after we get moved to start everything but I wanted to try and get a head start so I know what I am getting myself into. Thanks!
I am about to take my state CNA test here in a few weeks. I am trying to make some simple study notes. Does any one have any tips on the state test? Also does anyone have a run down of washcloths needed for certain skills (bed bath, peri-care, etc.)? I have a study book but it does not go in to detail very much on how many washcloths are needed. For example, in a full bed bath would you need 8 washcloths for the entire procedure? One for face/behind ears/neck, two for hands, arms, underarm, shoulder, three for feet and legs, four for back and buttocks. Then the other four would be used as the rinse rags after each soapy wash. I was told that the peri-care is a separate skill that is tested on so you would only need to verbalize that after you are done cleaning the back and buttocks you would then do the peri-care, so does that mean you need to have/verbalize the washcloths with that as well? Like if it were a male you would need 8 for the bath and 8 for the peri-care. I hope this makes sense, if anyone has any tips or can guide me in the right direction for my notes I would greatly appreciate it.
I have just started CNA classes and I really want to move up to LPN after that. I will have to find a job right after becoming a CNA due to financial issues so I would be working and trying to do school together, plus being married and trying to have time for my family. Anyways, so I have heard that some companies will pay for you to move up to LPN as long as you agree to work with them after. Does that mean that you would work part time and do school part time, work full time and school, or what? What is the easiest way to go about this. Should I work as a CNA for 6months to a year before trying to become an LPN? I need any advice you can give me! Also if the company wont pay for it will the work with you around your school schedule. Sorry for so many questions and this being kinda repetitive I am just trying to get the most information so I can do this the easiest and fastest way.
Are Certified Nurse Assistant and Certified Medical Assistant the same thing? And if not what is the difference between the two (as in duties,pay,how do you become a cma, etc)?
So you're allowed to bring a computer to take notes on? Man that would be great cause I can type faster than I can write, plus then I can organize it all when I get home. Is there a lot of homework or studying that is needed to be done at home? Reading chapters out of textbooks and answering questions and things of that nature. How much is an automatic blood pressure machine?
I start this Thursday and it ends on May 7th, it is a total of 11 classes. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Starting at 8:00am till 4:30pm. I have a pretty good knowledge of medical terminology and SIG codes. Will they help you build a resume? I would like to continue my education and move to LPN next will they help or give advice about any of that?
[FONT=franklin gothic medium]I am starting my CNA class the Thursday, the 9th! I am very nervous and excited at the same time. I am doing this through the Red Cross, has anyone else done this through them as well? What should I bring on the first day? I am doing my classes at the Louisville, KY location, is there anyone else out there that will be doing the classes then as well. Any advice on what to expect, what to bring, and so on would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Thank you for all the great information! Do you enjoy being a CNA? When did you enjoy it more; working at a nursing home, upscale nursing home, or in a hospital? Ok so I have an odd question, last night my dog got really sick and was vomiting everywhere and so I ended up cleaning it all up and while I was doing this I was gagging and making gagging noises which made me think "Is it inappropriate to gag when cleaning up body fluids around a patient?" How are you supposed to get around that? I mean its not like your trying to make a patient feel uncomfortable because your gagging due to cleaning up their body fluids. I hope that question came out ok and made sense. What do you do? Body fluids don't bother me but I still gag.
What would you say is the worst and the best part about being a CNA?
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